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SXSWedu 2015

Testing to Teach: Assessment That Makes Us Smarter

The high-stakes assessment debates miss the pedagogical boat about what really matters in assessment: Research suggests that regular, lightweight assessment is the best way to foster retention in the learning process. New K-12 products realize that vision while bringing daily progress-monitoring to schools. Our panelists -- leading education researchers and product developers -- present research insights as well as classroom stories around the use of assessment as a powerful learning catalyst.

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Takeaways

  1. Understand key research on the retrieval processes in human memory (or how knowledge is recovered from memory), specifically the effect of assessment on learning in educational situations.
  2. Learn about K-12 literacy and math solutions which introduce regular, lightweight assessment into the learning process.
  3. Understand classroom experiences as well as student achievement outcomes for K-12 solutions designed to incorporate regular lightweight assessment seamlessly into the learning process.

Speakers

Organizer

Gideon Stein, Chief Executive Officer, LightSail

Meta Information:

  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Assessment, Accountability & Standards
  • Level: Field Experience
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